Category Archives: Favorite Things (other than pajamas of course)

Our “Back-to-School” sale is here!

It’s time for our annual “Back-to-School” sale. Now through September 15th the code GOGIRLS will take 15% off any order + we will donate 15% of proceeds to a globalgiving.org project that funds education for girls. This is a great time time to stock up on your favorite pajama sets!

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Last year proceeds went to a project financing higher education for women and girls in Nepal who are survivors of human trafficking. If you would like to learn more about that project and see updates the GlobalGiving page is here.

Two years ago ago proceeds went to help fund an initiative by the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund in Northern Uganda that provides literacy classes for women. Since 2008 the WGEF has helped 750 women learn to read, and this program plays an integral role for women recovering and rebuilding their lives in a post conflict region.

Our Back-to-School sale is always our biggest sale of the year, so thank you for every order you have placed in the past and any you might place this year. I hope you enjoy your new pajamas!

Cashmere Robe Sale!

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During our best sale of the year 20% of the proceeds from every cashmere robe (and every other item) will go to a globalgiving.org project that funds education for girls. If you are planning on buying a cashmere robe this year make sure to enter code GOGIRLS and save 20% for yourself as well! Our cashmere robes are available in 5 new colors, and are made of 100% Scottish Cashmere yarns. We will make the official project donation 30 days after the sale concludes to allow time for any returns/exchanges and then after the return period has passed we will select the final project and announce what was chosen on the blog. If you have a moment and would like to share your thoughts please visit www.globalgiving.org and check out the current listings for projects that fund education for women. Stock up on our cashmere robes & luxury cotton pajamas during one of my favorite sales of the year!

Happy International Women’s Day! Thank you to everyone who shopped with us last month, as 10% of total sales were donated to Hamlin Fistula USA, which supports the Hamlin Fistula Hospitals & Hamlin College of Midwives in Ethiopia.

Dr. Catherine Hamlin and her late husband Reginald founded the hospital in 1974 and it is the only medical facility in the world dedicated solely to fistula repair. Now 90, she is still hard at work, and Ethiopia last month nominated Dr. Hamlin for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Photo by Joni Kabana

Photo by Joni Kabana

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/opinion/kristof-at-90-this-doctor-is-still-calling.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

She’s Finished!

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Our weekend penguin project was so fun, and very very easy! If you are looking for a sewing project that young children will enjoy, this Clara the Penguin pattern on Craftsy is perfect. Including tracing, cutting, and sewing, the whole project took about an hour. The most difficult part of the whole project was tracing pattern pieces on the napped fabric, so we just used a brightly colored washable marker for those.

PenguinbeginningSewing Clara was very simple, and we used Liberty Fabric’s Wiltshire pattern for her body.  I may have to add this pattern to our Liberty of London Pajama collection. The napped fabric for her belly, back, and fins is from Jo-Ann fabrics, as is the felt for her beak and feet. It looks like we are in for a snow day or two this week (fingers crossed) so maybe we’ll make a few more!Penguin middle